Scylla and Charybdis


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Scylla and Charybdis

rocks and whirlpool, respectively, opposite each other in the Strait of Messina. [Classical Myth.: Zimmerman, 59, 235–236]
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References in classic literature ?
THE SIRENS, SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS, THE CATTLE OF THE SUN.
"Talk of Scylla and Charybdis!" soliloquized the discomfited Tom, as he wiped the perspiration from his face--"Where the d l does he think I am to find the $50,000 he wants, unless he first gives them to me?
The small matter which I have chronicled under the heading of "A Study in Scarlet," and that other later one connected with the loss of the Gloria Scott, may serve as examples of this Scylla and Charybdis which are forever threatening the historian.
"I truly believe only I can steer the country between the Scylla and Charybdis of Corbyn and Farage and on to calmer water.
Meanwhile, Boris Johnson's well-remunerated scribblings in The Telegraph have this week included references to Scylla and Charybdis, Moses and Aaron, cattle murrain and things being "pre-Cambrian".
Between Scylla and Charybdis: The Army of Elector Friedrich August II of Saxony, 1733-1763; Part I: Staff and Cavalry
Otherwise, it is expected that the newly minted civilian will, like the rest of us, navigate the Scylla and Charybdis of government bureaucracy and just naturally know where to go and when to be there.
Toward this end, Verene begins in familiar territory, with Plato's quarrel with the poets in book 10 of the Republic, a subject Joyce, through Stephen Dedalus, also addresses in the "Scylla and Charybdis" episode of Ulysses.
"Beyond Scylla and Charybdis: European Courts and Court Residences outside Habsburg and Valois/Bourbon Territories 1500-1700" presents 23 case studies, ranging from Denmark, Sweden, Poland, and England, to Russia, the Low Countries, Italy, and Portugal, among others.
As the Odyssey's Circe turns from treacherous witch to helpful advisor and takes it upon herself to warn Odysseus against, first, the Sirens, and, second, the twin dangers that are Scylla and Charybdis, she curiously does not immediately proceed to discuss the latter pair.
Has the next presidential election really boiled down to choosing between Scylla and Charybdis? If so, to Roxas should go the benefit of being the lesser evil-but then again, evil just the same.